Fans Can Watch Live Web Show of Alonso’s First Oval Test Wednesday at IMS

Fans around the world can watch a live show of the highly anticipated first Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval test by two-time Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso on Wednesday, May 3, with commentary from a team including the legendary Mario Andretti.

A fully produced live show will be televised online from 9:30 a.m.-noon, with an announcing team of 1969 Indianapolis 500 winner and 1978 Formula One World Champion Andretti and NBC Sports Network's Verizon IndyCar Series talent Kevin Lee and Robin Miller. Coverage of the test will continue from 1-5 p.m. with a live stream without commentary.

Both the live show and stream will be available at these online outlets:

IndyCar YouTube (

IndyCar Facebook (

Alonso, 35, from Spain, is skipping the Monaco Grand Prix this year to compete in the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil on Sunday, May 28 at IMS. He will make his Verizon IndyCar Series debut in a Dallara-Honda car entered by McLaren and prepared by reigning race champions Andretti Autosport.

He is aiming to win the second leg of auto racing's triple crown of victories in the Indianapolis 500, Monaco Grand Prix and 24 Hours of Le Mans. Alonso triumphed in 2006 and 2007 at Monaco.

Fans can watch testing for free from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. from the Turn 2 viewing mounds, Museum parking lot and South Terrace Grandstands. Fans are encouraged to use the hashtags #AlonsoRunsIndy and #Indy500 with all content posted about the test.

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